After experiencing an injury or with any chronic disease, it is common to experience deconditioning, a physical and/or psychological decline in function. Prolonged bed rest and inactivity can affect nearly all systems of the body Deconditioning happens to people of all ages for many different reasons. It can happen with
- Extreme obesity
- Illnesses from cancer to arthritis to lung disease.
- Even young people can be caught in this trap after a serious accident, broken bones or a serious illness.